Not sure if it's only me, but I never enjoyed the hassle of getting out of a restaurant/venue & waiting for my car to get delivered to me. It is never a pleasant wait. So why not have the car wait for me instead?
This inconvenience triggered the idea behind Squire.
At first the technology of BLE Beacons seemed promising, but after further research & development, beacons were put on hold & the focus turned to simply requesting your car from your phone while you order your check.
Follow my journey & design process below:
First the design of the wireframes was based on BLE beacon technology. Users are able to check-in their car ahead of time, request it from inside & valet ushers are tracked. All these relied heavily on beacons.
At first this seemed perfect, but after going to multiple locations, testing, & discussing it with valet ushers, we ran into a lot of discrepancies. It would not run as perfect as it did during the controlled testing that was done with my friends at Sowlutions HQ.
The initial video explaining how the app works with beacons. The video was submitted & featured at Gitex Dubai Conference
The app's navigation was inspired by Snapchat. Minimal amount of buttons, but mainly relies on swipe gestures to access different screens within the app.
Squire also has a valet manager iPad app which manages car requests, ushers, & has AI which can predict busy hours, most efficient employees, average time someone spends at the restaurant/venue, etc.
It is still under development, once it's ready, will share it on here (I rarely update this thing).